An instant New York Times bestseller.
When the mighty fall, they do so with drama and a dust cloud of gossip.
With the same wit that targeted Donald Trump in Fire and Fury, Siege, and Landslide, Michael Wolff creates brilliant and biting profiles of the major monsters, media whores, and vainglorious figures of our time.
This collection pulls from new and previously unpublished work—recent reporting about Tucker Carlson, Jared Kushner, Harvey Weinstein, Ronan Farrow, and Jeffrey Epstein—and twenty years of coverage of the most notable egomaniacs of the time—among them Hillary Clinton, Andrew Cuomo, Rudy Giuliani, Arianna Huffington, and Boris Johnson—to create a lasting statement on the corrosive influence of fame. It examines how the quest for notoriety and power became the driving force of culture and politics, the drug that alters all public personalities.
Too Famous will transform the way you see famous figures and shine a spotlight on the scorched earth they leave behind them. As assuredly as this book will have fans, it will have enemies.
Michael Wolff is the author of several books about the Trump White House: Fire and Fury, Siege, and Landslide. His other books include a biography of Rupert Murdoch, The Man Who Owns the News, and his memoir of the early internet years, Burn Rate. He has been a regular columnist for New York magazine, Vanity Fair, British GQ, the Hollywood Reporter, and the Guardian. The winner of two National Magazine Awards, he lives in New York City with his family.
NPR's Books We Love 2021
“Two new books about the final year of Donald J. Trump’s presidency are entering the cultural bloodstream. The first, Landslide, by the gadfly journalist Michael Wolff, is the one to leap upon. . . . Landslide is a smart, vivid and intrepid book. He has great instincts. I read it in two or three sittings. It’s the book that this era and this subject probably deserve.”
—Dwight Garner, The New York Times
“The strength of Landslide comes less from these stories and more from a coherent argument that Wolff, in partnership with his sources, makes about how we should understand the period between Nov. 3 and Jan. 20. Most quickly produced books about political events don’t do that.”
—Nicholas Lemann, The New York Times
“First there was Fire and Fury, then there was Siege, now there is Landslide. The third is the best of the three, and that is saying plenty.”
“[Wolff's] narrative tends to be more entertaining, sailing swiftly ahead where others tend to grind. . . . All good stories are rich in colorful characters, whether seen as good guys or bad, and Wolff gives us a gallery that does not disappoint.”
—Ron Elving, NPR
“I inhaled Landslide, gobbled it up.”
“The world was waiting for a new Hunter Thompson. And in Michael Wolff it has found him. . . . He provides a seamless, cinematic narrative of unfolding events in the White House, as if he was quietly sitting in the corner, unnoticed, taking notes, with some preternatural insight into the innermost thoughts of all the protagonists. Cruel, unforgiving, muckraking, scandalous. I couldn’t stop reading it.”
“Wolff’s previous books on this president — Fire and Fury and Siege — titillated us with inside tales from a dysfunctional White House; terrified us a bit with gut-wrenching episodes of Diet Pepsi-fuelled craziness. They were warm-up acts. Low energy in comparison. Now we get the real deal. Landslide cuts deeper than any previous book about this president, indeed about any president.”
—The Times of London
“Wow. Just wow. . . . If Donald Trump seems like a distant, bad dream, Michael Wolff’s pacily readable account of his last months as president warns that we shouldn’t write him off yet. It’s a vivid portrait of a regime governed by chaos and venal favouritism, where trusted staffers could become bitter enemies in a moment, and you could gain the President’s ear if he saw and liked you on TV.”